Meet The Kirkburton Health Centre Team

"Our aim is to work in partnership with our patients and staff to provide a safe effective, caring and responsive service for our community. Taking pride in making a positive difference in people's lives, by enhancing the local services made available to them in a well-led forward-thinking organisation."

Nurse Practitioners

Mrs Kate Drye

Advanced Clinical Practitioner

We are very proud as a practice to welcome Kate as a new member of our clinical team. Kate's background is as a paramedic, and has undertaken further, Masters level training to become an advanced clinical practitioner.


Mrs Rebecca Wray (f)

Advanced Nurse Practitioner

I qualified as a nurse in 2002 from the University of Leeds. I have since undertaken a BSc Hons in Acute Healthcare and the MSc in Advanced Practice. I have also studied both Huddersfield and Sheffield Hallam Universities. My clinical background includes Critical Care and Hospital at Night/Out of Hours Services. In August 2017 I was delighted to be offered a post as an Advanced Clinical Practitioner here at Kirkburton Health Centre. I have since completed a course in Minor Illness Management and Paediatrics.

Rebecca Wray


Practice nurses are qualified and registered nurses. They can help with health issues such as family planning, healthy living advice, blood pressure checks and dressings. The practice nurses run clinics for long-term health conditions such as asthma or diabetes, sexual health and carry out cervical smears.

Rachel (f)

Senior Nurse

I qualified as a Registered General Nurse in 1988 having undertaken my training at Huddersfield Royal Infirmary (HRI). I subsequently worked as a staff nurse in A/E. I started working as a Practice Nurse in 1993 at the Huddersfield University. I have gained much experience in all aspects of Practice Nursing and have qualifications in Diabetes, Asthma, COPD, Spirometry, CHD, family planning, cytology, travel vaccinations and  Tissue Viability. I am also involved in education and training for Practice Nurses in the area.


Sharon (f)

Practice Nurse

I began working for the out of hours community nursing team as a Health Care Assistant in 2006.

I then qualified as a registered Nurse in 2013 from Huddersfield University and worked as a community Nurse in the Kirklees area.

More recently, I have worked at Kirkwood Hospice and Mid Yorks Hospital Trust as a Specialist Palliative Care Nurse.  


Health Practitioners

Ann Sweeney

Social Prescribing Link Worker

I am one of two Social Prescribing Link Workers who work in the MAST PCN which covers Kirkburton Health Centre. By having a conversation I listen to what matters to people and help them make positive changes in their life. I help people to improve their health, wellbeing and social welfare by connecting them to services and activities in the local community.


Healthcare Assistants

Healthcare assistants support practice nurses with their daily work and carry out tasks such as phlebotomy (drawing blood), blood pressure measurement and new patient checks. They may act as a chaperone when a patient or doctor requests one.

Delece (f)

Assistant Practitioner

I joined Kirkburton Health Centre in 2009 as a receptionist. I enjoyed my time in reception and was lucky enough to train as a Phlebotomist / Health Care Assistant. I carried out a dual role whilst undertaking my training to be a Health Care Assistant. Once I had achieved this I then moved over to the Nursing team full time and started working towards a Certificate in Higher Education. I graduated on the 23rd June 2016 after distance learning via Teesside University. I feel lucky to work with out patients and staff and enjoy making a difference in a caring and innovative practice.


Clare (f)

Healthcare Assistant

I joined the Practice in 2015 working in the administration team and I have recently started my training as a Healthcare Assistant. I enjoy helping people and I am passionate about providing great care to the patients of Kirkburton Health Centre. 


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